Haunted Ottawa Jail Tour

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  • 75 min

Explore Ottawa’s famous haunted jail and real-life murder mystery! Tour the cellblocks of the old Carleton County Jail (now the Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel) where inmates of all kinds were once imprisoned. Retrace the final footsteps of the condemned as you walk from Death Row to the last working gallows in Canada. In 1869, was an innocent man executed for the murder of Thomas D’Arcy McGee, a popular Canadian politician? Does he still haunt the hallways of the jail to this day? Join us on this 75-minute paranormal adventure and find out for yourself! Please Note: This tour begins from our ticket office at 46 Sparks Street (near the scene of the murder) and makes it way over to old jail as we delve deeper into the hauntings. About half the tour is outdoors. It is offered in English or French - not both at the same time. The French departure time is usually 8:20pm.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Haunted Walks Inc.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Follow your cloaked and lantern-carrying tour guide on a 75-minute storytelling adventure that will surprise, amaze and delight even the most skeptical in your group. Along the way, you will hear a number of stories and explore many parts of the jail, including: • The assassination of Thomas D'Arcy McGee • The Faceless Ghost of the old Carleton County Jail • Take a "cell-fie" in the cell block • Visit death row and stand before the last working gallows in Canada • Hear of the levitating coin and the custodian who saw something walk through his bedroom wall • Was an innocent man hanged for the crime? Is he still buried on the jail grounds to this day? Take part in our mini-mock trial and decide for yourself! Your tour begins and ends at the old Carleton County Jail.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Rideau Canal National Historic Site

Built as a military project to provide a secure connection between Montreal and Kingston, the canal has been widely used for recreational purposes for the past century. One of the oldest continuously operated canals in North America, with 24 hand-operated lock stations, the Rideau system was listed as a Canadian Heritage River in 2000. The canal was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007.

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Enter into one of the most haunted buildings in North Ameria! Hear the chilling ghost stories and dark history as you explore the cellblock, death row, and the last working gallows in Canada.

Duration: 45 minutes
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